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Texas H1N1 Deaths Prompt Some To Get Flu Vaccinations

Texas already has a higher than average number of flu cases. In fact, averages here are some of the highest in the country. Now, a particularly dangerous and deadly strain of the flu is spreading across the state.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2013

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Dallas County Offers Free Flu Vaccines

Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults.

10/25/2013

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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.

10/23/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Being Offered For Children & Adults

Fall has begun and that means we are also now in flu season. To that end, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering seasonal flu vaccines for children and adults.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013

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Health Officials: Except In Texas, Worst Of Flu Season May Be Over

The worst of the flu season appears to be over. The number of states reporting intense or widespread flu dropped again last week, except in Texas where flu activity was still high.

02/08/2013

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CDC: Flu Deaths Increase “Sharply” As Epidemic Continues

A flu epidemic continues to hit the United States, according to newly released statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the week of January 6-12, 8.2 percent of all deaths were tied to influenza and pneumonia.

01/18/2013

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Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths

01/16/2013

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DCHHS Confirms Deaths Of Two 6-Year-Olds Were Flu-Related

Dallas County Health and Human Services officials confirmed Thursday that a little girl, who died earlier in the week, did indeed have the flu. Family members found Tahila Johnson dead inside her Pleasant Grove home on Tuesday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Schools Teaching Healthy Habits To Fight The Flu

With the flu bug is biting early this year, educators are also tasked with helping students stay healthy.

01/09/2013

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